From Preet Kaur Gill MP <[email protected]>
Subject Here's your weekly update John
Date February 20, 2021 10:25 AM
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Dear John,

This week I visited Woodgate Valley Health Centre in Bartley Green to show
my support to the staff and volunteers who are working tirelessly to keep
us safe.

The vaccination centre is working towards a target of 65,000 vaccines and
so far, it has delivered around 5,500 in its first five weeks.

Having now visited, it’s absolutely no surprise to me that Woodgate
Valley Health Centre is so far ahead in their programme. I was really
struck by how well organised the centre was, so that going to get a Covid
vaccination really couldn’t be simpler.

The positivity and sense of community spirit was also a shining light. I
met with several of the volunteers who were providing such a friendly, safe
and welcoming environment and they told me how great an experience
volunteering at the vaccine centre has been so far. It was fantastic to see
how the community in Bartley Green is really pulling together.

If you would like to hear more about my visit to the centre, you can read
about it on my blog by clicking below.

In the meantime, I would strongly urge everyone to make their appointment
to get vaccinated as soon as they are contacted by the NHS. If you are in a
priority group and still haven't been contacted, or are having any other
difficulty getting in, please contact me at [email protected].



A New Chapter

This week, Keir Starmer gave a speech where he set out the Labour Party's
vision of the future and for a new chapter for Britain.

The coronavirus crisis has brutally exposed the weakened foundations of our
society. After ten years of Conservative Party rule, life expectancy
stalled for the first time in a century; child poverty shot up to over four
million; and one in four families began this crisis with less than £100 in

We can't go back to business as usual. Instead, we would choose a different
path – one that tackles inequality, invests in the future and builds
economic resilience.



The Farmers' Protests and Jagtar Singh Johal

As Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Sikhs, I wrote to
Dominic Raab this week to raise serious concerns about the escalating
crackdown on the farmers’ protests in India and the ongoing detention of
Jagtar Singh Johal, who now faces a death sentence.

On both of these issues, a high level of interest and concern is shared by
MPs across the political spectrum. Following a successful lobby on human
rights last week, I have asked to meet with the Foreign Secretary alongside
Jagtar's legal team.



BrumLAG Open Meeting

The Government's latest funding announcement on cladding removal raised
more questions than it answered and has left many leaseholders still very
worried about their futures.

On Monday 22nd February at 6.30pm, BrumLAG is hosting an open meeting on
Zoom for anyone who has been affected by the cladding scandal in the West

In a week when two amendments to the Fire Safety Bill will be debated in
Parliament, I’ll be there to speak about the campaign to protect
leaseholders and residents.



Beatfreeks Instagram Live

On 23rd February at 6pm I’ll be joining Beatfreeks for an Instagram Live
talking about how I got into politics and answering questions on my work as
the Shadow Secretary for International Development.

If you want to know more or ask me anything, please follow me on Instagram
@PreetKaurGillMP or alternatively you can DM your question to @Beatfreeks.


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